| May 18, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Winnebago Industries Inc., maker of the cult favorite recreational vehicles, reviewed and rejected an unsolicited $321.5 million takeover bid from a private equity firm Friday.
In a letter, North Street Capital offered $11 per share in cash for Winnebago...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Drugstore chain Walgreen Co.’s deal Tuesday with European pharmaceutical, health and beauty giant Alliance Boots is one best described with words such as “largest,” “biggest” and “most.”
Walgreens, the biggest U....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Percolating for weeks, Tom O’Brien’s return to Virginia’s football coaching staff as associate head coach became reality Thursday.
The final hurdle was O’Brien’s contract at North Carolina State, which fired him as head...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co.
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Warren Buffett has been very publicly casting about for a big deal – and he's found one in the Heinz ketchup company.
Through his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, the famed investor is teaming up with a Brazilian private-equity firm to acquire...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Before they began practice one recent morning in Salt Lake City, Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring of Glenview and four other elite speedskaters had to assemble protective pads around the walls of a municipal rink. Working in tandem, the skaters...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Fast food giant Burger King Worldwide Inc. said it will lose its chief executive Bernardo Hees to H.J. Heinz Co. once billionaire financier Warren Buffett wraps up his acquisition of the ketchup company with 3G Capital.
Corporate poaching this...
| May 21, 2011
-- It's been a busy week for the nation's most well-known bookstore chains. On Thursday, Barnes & Noble announced that it had received a buyout offer from Liberty Media for $17 a share in cash. And Borders is reportedly in......
| May 25, 2011
After more than a year of searching for a buyer, California Pizza Kitchen said Wednesday that it would be acquired by the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $470 million, or $18.50 a share. But another investment group quickly......
| Jul 8, 2011
Shares in Rupert Murdoch's empire, News Corp., have been roughed up this week as the British phone hacking scandal continues to cast an ominous cloud over the global media company's management. By Friday, after four days of salacious news coverage,......
| Oct 6, 2011
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has received a takeover offer from a private equity firm that tops an earlier bid from Leonard Green & Partners, according to a news report. 99 Cents Only shares rose 8.4% to $20.05....